Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brightener, Optical

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1577

n fluorescent dye, or pigment which absorbs UV radiation and re-emits light of a violet or bluish hue. Used to increase the luminance factor and to remove the yellowish of white or off-white materials. (Bart J (2005) Additives in polymers: industrial analysis and applications. Wiley, New York).

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA